MUSEUMS BY NAME, NEIGHBORHOOD AND SUBJECT

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Museums and Institutions by Subject

African and African/American History and Culture
Aquariums
Architecture and City Planning
Art (Painting, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints)
American Art
Contemporary Art (After 1945)
Modern Art (Before 1945)
Asian, Pacific, and Asian/American History and Culture
Bible
Books and Literature
Botanical and Other Special Gardens
Children's Museums and Exhibits
Coins and Currency
Comic Art
Costume Design
Crafts and Folk Art
Decorative Arts
European History and Culture
Film, Video, Broadcasting
Firefighting
Hispanic and Latino History and Culture
Historic Buildings
History
Jewish History and Culture
Middle Eastern and Culture
Military
Music
Native American History and Culture
Natural History
Performing Arts
Perfume
Photography
Science and Technology
Sex
Sports
Toy Collections
Zoos

 

 

 

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African and African/American History and Culture
The Montclair museum
The Museum for African Art
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
Newark Museum
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
The Studio Museum in Harlem

Aquariums
The New York Aquarium

Architecture and City Planning
Architectural League of New York Urban Center
The Arsenal Gallery
The Skyscraper Museum

Art (Painting, Sculpture, Drawings and Prints)
Alternative Museum
American Folk Art Museum
Americas Society Art Gallery
Art in General
Asia Society
The Bronx Museum of The Arts
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Center for Book Arts
Children's Museum of the Arts
China Institute
The Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Columbia University Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Dahesh Museum
Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery)
Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room)
Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer)
The Drawing Center
The Equitable Gallery
The Frick Collection
Grey Art Gallery (New York University)
The Chaim Gross Studio Museum
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Hispanic Society of America
The Jewish Museum
The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
The Municipal Art Society
El Museo del Barrio
The Museum for African Art
Museum of American Illustration
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
The Museum of Modern Art
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
National Museum of Catholic Art and History
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
New-York Historical Society
New York School of Interior Design
Newark Museum
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
The Paine Webber Art Gallery
The Philippine Center
The Queens Museum of Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Socrates Sculpture Park
The Studio Museum in Harlem

Sculpturecenter
Swiss Institute
Van Alen Institute
Visual Arts Museum
Wave Hill
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris
Yeshiva University Museum

Art, American
American Folk Art Museum
Americas Society Art Gallery
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Bronx Museum of The Arts

The Chaim Gross Studio Museum
Children's Museum of the Arts
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery)
Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room)
Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of American Illustration
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
The Museum of Modern Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Newark Museum
New-York Historical Society
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
The Queens Museum of Art
Smithsonian Archives of American Art: New York Research Center
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Socrates Sculpture Park
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Swiss Institute
Visual Arts Museum
Wave Hill

Art, Contemporary (After 1945)
Alternative Museum
The Bronx Museum of The Arts
Children's Museum of the Arts
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery)
Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room)
Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer)
The Drawing Center
The Equitable Gallery
Grey Art Gallery (New York University)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
El Museo del Barrio
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
The Queens Museum of Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Socrates Sculpture Park
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Swiss Institute
Visual Arts Museum
Wave Hill
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris

Art, Modern (Before 1945)
The Chaim Gross Studio Museum
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris

Asian, Pacific, and Asian/American History and Culture
Asia Society
China Institute
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Japan Society
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
Newark Museum
Rubin Museum of Art
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
The Philippine Center
Taipei Gallery/Chinese Information and Cultural Center

Bible
American Bible Society

Books and Literature
The Fales Library of Rare Books and Special Collections
Center for Book Arts
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Grolier Club
The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library

The Morgan Library
New Jersey Historical Society

The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
The Pierpont Morgan Library
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

Botanical and Other Special Gardens
Bartow-Pell Mansion
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York Botanical Garden
Prospect Park Audubon Center
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens County Farm Museum
Staten Island Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Wave Hill

Children's Museums and Exhibits
American Museum of Natural History
Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation
Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Castle Clinton
Central Park Wildlife Center and Wildlife Gallery
Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture
Chidren's Museum of Manhattan
Children's Museum of the Arts
The Doll and Toy Museum of New York City
The Forbes Magazine Galleries: Toy collection, curiosities.
Historic Richmond Town
King Manor Museum
Liberty Science Center
The Museum of the City of New York
New York Hall of Science
Newark Museum
Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center
Queens County Farm Museum
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Zoo

Coins and Currency
The American Numismatic Society
Museum of American Financial History
Newark Museum

Comic Art
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)

Costume Design
American Museum of Natural History
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of the City of New York
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
National Museum of the American Indian

Museum of Arts and Design

Crafts and Folk Art
American Craft Museum
The Museum for African Art
American Folk Art Museum
The Doll and Toy Museum of New York City
El Museo del Barrio
Historic Richmond Town
National Museum of the American Indian
New-York Historical Society
Urban Glass
The Ukranian Museum

Decorative Arts
The Abigail Adams Smith Museum
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Bartow-Pell Mansion
Bowne House
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (The Smithsonian Institution)
The Corning Gallery at Steuben
Dyckman House
Eldridge Street Synagogue
The Forbes Magazine Galleries Objects by Peter Carl Faberge; commemorative silver.
The Frick Collection
Historic Richmond Town
King Manor Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Morris-Jumel Mansion
The Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of Modern Art
New-York Historical Society
Newark Museum
The Merchant's House Museum
The Pierpont Morgan Library

European History and Culture
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
The Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Dahesh Museum
Goethe House German Cultural Center
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art
Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art
The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities
Newark Museum

Onassis Cultural Center
Scandinavia House
Swiss Institute
The Ukranian Museum

Film, Video, Broadcasting
American Museum of the Moving Image
Anthology Film Archives
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of
and Radio
National Academy of the Moving Image
Whitney Museum of American Art

Firefighting
FDNY Fire Zone
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: GA
The Museum of the City of New York
New York City Fire Museum

Hispanic and Latino History and Culture
Americas Society Art Gallery
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
El Museo del Barrio
The Hispanic Society of America
The Spanish Institute

Historic Buildings
The Abigail Adams Smith Museum
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
The Alice Austin House
Bartow-Pell Mansion
Conference House
Bowne House
Castle Clinton
Dyckman House
Eldridge Street Synagogue
Federal Hall National Memorial
Flushing Town Hall
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: GA
Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton
Historic Richmond Town
King Manor Museum
Lefferts Homestead/Children's Historic House Museum
The Merchants House Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Museum of Bronx History/Valentine-Varian House
Newark Museum Ballantine House

New York Transit Museum, Gallery Annex at Grand Central Terminal
The Merchant's House Museum

The Old Stone House
Pieter Claeson Wykoff House
The Pierpont Morgan Library

South Street Seaport Museum
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, National Historic Site
Trinity Museum

History
Conference House
Bowne House
The Brooklyn Historical Society
Castle Clinton
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Federal Hall National Memorial
The Forbes Magazine Galleries: Documents from American history.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: GA
Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton
Historic Richmond Town
Houdini Museum of New York
Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Museum of American Financial History
Museum of Bronx History/Valentine-Varian House
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
The Museum of the City of New York
National Museum of Catholic Art and History
New Jersey Historical Society
New York City Fire Museum
New York City Police Museum
New-York Historical Society
The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities
New York Transit Museum
New York Unearthed
Newark Museum
The Merchant's House Museum

The Old Stone House
The Philippine Center
The Pierpont Morgan Library
Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
Queens County Farm Museum
Smithsonian Archives of American Art: New York Research Center
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, National Historic Site
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Staten Island Ferry Collection
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
Trinity Museum

Jewish History and Culture
The Chaim Gross Studio Museum
Derfner Judaica Museum and Art Collection
Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum
Museum of Jewish Heritage
The Jewish Museum
Jewish Theological Seminary
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
The Museum of the Mikveh
The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities
Yeshiva University Museum

Center for Jewish History

Middle Eastern and Culture
Kurdish Library and Museum

Military
Castle Clinton: harbor fort from 1811
Dyckman House: replica of a Revolutionary War redoubt
The Forbes Magazine Galleries: antique toy soldiers and model boats
Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton
Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum: aircraft carrier of World War II

The Old Stone House

Music
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Museum of the American Piano 

Native American History and Culture
American Museum of Natural History
National Museum of the American Indian
Newark Museum

Natural History
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Zoo
New York Botanical Garden
New York Unearthed
Newark Museum
New York Hall of Science
Queens Botanical Garden
Staten Island Zoo

Performing Arts
American Museum of the Moving Image
Anthology Film Archives
Houdini Museum of New York
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
The Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of
and Radio
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Perfume
Annette Green Museum at The Fragrance Foundation

Photography
Alternative Museum
Grey Art Gallery (New York University)

Ground Zero Museum Workshop: GA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
International Center of Photography Uptown
International Center of Photography Midtown
The Museum of Modern Art
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
Whitney Museum of American Art

Science and Technology
American Museum of Natural History
New York Academy of Medicine
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Zoo
Discovery Times Square
Liberty Science Center
New York Botanical Garden
New York Hall of Science
Newark Museum
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens County Farm Museum
Staten Island Zoo

Toy Collections
The Doll and Toy Museum of New York City
The Forbes Magazine Galleries
(antique toy soldiers and model boats collection)
Historic Richmond Town
The Museum of the City of New York
Historic Richmond Town

Sex
  The Museum of Sex

Sport
The Sports Museum of America (SmA)

Zoos
Bronx Zoo
Central Park Wildlife Center and Wildlife Gallery
Newark Museum
Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center
Staten Island Zoo
Queens Zoo

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Museums By Location

DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN (South of Canal St. & Ellis Island)
GREENWICH VILLAGE, SOHO, LOWER EAST SIDE (Canal to 14th Sts.)
CHELSEA AND GRAMMERCY PARK (Manhattan, 14th to 34th Sts.)
MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (23rd to 59th Sts.)
UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (59th to 110th Sts.)
UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (59th to 110th Sts.)
NORTHERN MANHATTAN (above 110th St.)
THE BRONX
QUEENS
BROOKLYN
STATEN ISLAND
NEW JERSEY

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Downtown Manhattan (South of Canal St. & Ellis Island)
Castle Clinton
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Museum of American Financial History

Museum of the American Piano
Museum of the Chinese in the Americas
National Museum of the American Indian
The Skyscraper Museum
The Sports Museum of America (SmA)
South Street Seaport Museum
Trinity Museum



Greenwich Village, Soho, Lower East Side (Manhattan, Canal to 14th Sts.)
The Fales Library of Rare Books and Special Collections (NYU)
Alternative Museum
Anthology Film Archives
Center for Book Arts

Center for Jewish History
The Chaim Gross Studio Museum
Children's Museum of the Arts
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

The Cooper Classics Collection
Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer)
Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room)
The Drawing Center
Eldridge Street Synagogue

Freakatorium
The Forbes Magazine Galleries
Grey Art Gallery (New York University)
Ground Zero Museum Workshop: GA
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The Museum for African Art
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
The New Museum of Contemporary Art
New School for Social Research
New York City Fire Museum
The Merchant's House Museum
The Swiss Institute
The Ukranian Museum



Chelsea and Gramercy Park (Manhattan, 14th to 34th Sts.)
Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture
Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery)
The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library

The Merchants House Museum
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City Police Museum
Rubin Museum of Art
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, National Historic Site
Van Alen Institute
Visual Arts Museum

Chelsea Art Museum



Midtown Manhattan (34th to 59th Sts.)
Discovery Times Square
Dahesh Museum
FDNY Fire Zone
The Equitable Gallery
Houdini Museum of New York
International Center of Photography Midtown
Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum
Japan Society
Madame Tussaud's New York Wax Museum
The Morgan Library
The Municipal Art Society
The Museum of Modern Art

The museum of Arts and Design
The Museum of Television and Radio
National Academy of the Moving Image

The Museum of Sex
National Museum of Catholic Art and History
The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities
New York Transit Museum, Gallery Annex at Grand Central Terminal

Onassis Cultural Center
The Paine Webber Art Gallery
The Pierpont Morgan Library

The Philippine Center
The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

Scandinavia House
Smithsonian Archives of American Art: New York Research Center
Sony Style
UBS Paine Webber Art Gallery
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris


Upper West Side (59th to 110th Sts.)
American Craft Museum

American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
The Arsenal Gallery
The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Jewish Theological Seminary
New-York Historical Society
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts



Upper East Side (59th to 110th Sts.)
The Abigail Adams Smith Museum
Americas Society Art Gallery
Art in General
Asia Society
Central Park Wildlife Center and Wildlife Gallery
China Institute
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (The Smithsonian Institution)
The Corning Gallery at Steube

The Frick Collection
Goethe House German Cultural Center
The Grolier Club
New York School of Interior Design
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum
International Center of Photography Uptown
The Jewish Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
El Museo del Barrio
Museum of American Illustration
The Museum of the City of New York
National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian Art
New York Academy of Medicine
The Spanish Institute
Taipei Gallery/Chinese Information and Cultural Center
Whitney Museum of American Art


Northern Manhattan (above 110th St.)
The American Numismatic Society
Annette Green Museum at The Fragrance Foundation
The Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Columbia University Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Dyckman House
The Hispanic Society of America
Morris-Jumel Mansion
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
The Studio Museum in Harlem
Yeshiva University Museum


The Bronx
Bartow-Pell Mansion
Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Museum of The Arts
Derfner Judaica Museum and Art Collection
Museum of Bronx History/Valentine-Varian House
New York Botanical Garden
Edgar Allen Poe Cottage
Wave Hill Center for Environmental Studies


Queens
American Museum of the Moving Image
Louis Armstrong House and Archives
Bowne House
Flushing Town Hall
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
King Manor Museum
New York Hall of Science
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
The Queens Museum of Art
Queens Botanical Garden
Queens County Farm Museum

Sculpturecenter
Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens Zoo


Brooklyn
Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Children's Museum
The Brooklyn Historical Society
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton
Kurdish Library and Museum
The Museum of the Mikveh
The New York Aquarium
Prospect Park Audubon Center
New York Transit Museum

The Old Stone House
Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center
Pieter Claeson Wykoff House

Urban Glass


Staten Island
The Alice Austin House
Billopp/Conference House
Historic Richmond Town
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Staten Island Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Ferry Collection
Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences
Staten Island Zoo


New Jersey
Liberty Science Center
Newark Museum
New Jersey Historical Society

The Montcair Museum


Museums by Name

Originally compiled John Hammond. Edited by Jessica Luciano.

The Abigail Adams Smith Museum, 421 E. 61st St. 212-838-6878. $3 (seniors, students $2; school groups students $1; under 12 free). Tu-Su 11-4. Closed for the month of August and on Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year's Day. Bus: M15, M28, M31. Subway: 4, 5, 6, R, N to 59th St. Stone stable built in 1799 on an estate belonging to President John Adams's son-in-law, converted to a residence and inn in the 1830s. Period rooms, headquarters of the Colonial Dames of New York.

The Alice Austin House, 2 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island. 718-816-4506. $2 suggested donation. Th-Su 12-5. Bus: M1, M6, M15. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St. Staten Island Ferry to St. George, then Bus S51 to Hylan Blvd.

Alternative Museum, 212-966-4444. Contemporary art. Visit the Internet museum online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
www.alternativemuseum.org

American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, 212-408-1500. Free. Mo-We, Fr 10-6, Th 10-7, Sat 10-5. Bus M104, M5, M7, M66. Subway: A, B, C, D, 1, 9 to 59th St.
www.americanbible.org

American Craft Museum, 40 W. 53rd St. 212-956-3535. $7.50 (seniors, students, $4; under 12, free). Newly named the Museum of Arts & Design. Mo-Su 10-6; Th 6-8 suggested donation. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7. Subway 1, 9, to 50th St., E, F to 5th Ave., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center, 6 to 51st St. Quilts, basketweaving, pottery and textiles are a few of the crafts featured.
www.americancraftmuseum.org

American Folk Art Museum, 45 W. 53rd St. 212-265-1040. $9 ($5 students and senior citizens; Fri 6-8, free). Tu-Su 10-6; Fr 10-8. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M6, M7. Subway E, F to 53rd St. Features folk art from the 18th century to the present.
www.folkartsmuseum.org

American Museum of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, Queens. 718-784-4520. Recorded information telephone number: 718-784-0077. $10 includes screening (Seniors, children, students with ID, $7.50; ages 5-18, $5; members free). Admission to the galleries is free from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Friday. Film screenings on Saturday and Sunday are free with Museum admission.W-Th 12-5, F 12-8, Sa & Su 11-6:30, group tours available by appt T-F. Bus: Q101. Subway: R or G to Steinway St. This museum is dedicated to the art, technology and history of filmed entertainment.
www.movingimage.us

American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St. 212-769-5100. $10 suggested donation (seniors, students with ID, $7.50; ages 2-12 $6; separate admission to IMAX films, Planetarium Space Shows and some special exhibits; discount combinations avail.). Su-Th 10-5:45, Fr & Sa 10-8:45. Bus: M7, M10, M11. Subway: 1/9 to 79th St.; B, C to 81st St. Great museum combined with working research center in fields related to natural history and anthropology. It features the largest number of real dinousaur fossils. Celebrated fossil and gemstone collections. Interactive exhibits.
http://www.american-mnh.org

The American Numismatic Society, Broadway at 155th St. 212-234-3130. Free. Tu-Fr 9-4:30. Bus: M4, M5. Subway: 1 to 157th St., A, B to 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Permanent collection and library devoted to coins, medals, and paper money. At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 33 Liberty St. 212-234-3130. Free. Mo-Fr 10-4. Bus M1, M6, M15. Subway 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St., N, R, 1, 9 to Cortlandt St., J, M to Fulton St., A, C to Broadway/Nassau.
www.amnumsoc.org

Americas Society Art Gallery, 680 Park Ave. at 68th St. 212-249-8950. Free. Tu-Su, 12-6. Bus: M66 crosstown. Subway: 6 to 68th St. Displays of work by artists of the western hemisphere, in a 1911 mansion built for financier Percy Pyne.
www.americas-society.org

Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. 212-505-5181. $8 (seniors, students with ID $5). Call for schedule of programs. Bus: M15 to 2nd St. Subway: 6 to Bleecker St.; F to 2nd Ave.
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, W. 8th St. & Surf Ave., Brooklyn. 718-265-FISH. $11 (seniors, children ages 2-12, $7; under 2, free). Mo-Fr 10-5:15; Sa-Su, holdiays 10-6:15. Bus: B36, B68. Subway: F, D to West 8th St. There is on-site parking available for $18.

Architectural League of New York Urban Center, 457 Madison Ave. at 51st St. 212-753-1722. $10 for lectures and programs. Mo-Fr 9-5. Subway: 6 to 51st St.; E, F to Fifth Ave.

Louis Armstrong House and Archives, Rosenthal Library, Queens College Campus, Flushing, Queens. 718-997-3670. Free. Mo-Fr 10-5 (Summer hours: M-Th 10-5), call ahead. Subway: E, F, G, R to 71st St.-Continental Ave., then Q65A bus to 150th St. Home and memorabilia of the great jazz trumpet player and vocalist.

The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue. Free. Mo-Fr 9-5. Subway: N, R, W to 5 Ave./59th Street. www.nycgovparks.org. History of New York parks, exhibitions and gallery space.

Art in General, 79 Walker Street., 212-219-0473. Free. Tu-Sa 12-6.
www.artingeneral.org

Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. at 70th St. 212-517-ASIA. $10 ( $7 seniors; $5 students with ID and Fr 6-9 Free). Tu-Su 11-6, Fr 11-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 68th St. Devoted to the arts and culture of all Asia.
www.asiasociety.org

AXA Gallery, 787 Seventh Ave. at 51st street. 212-554-4818. Free. Mo-Fr 11-6, Sa 12-5. Subway 1, 9 to 50th St., N, R to 49th St., E to 7th Ave., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center.

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, 18 W. 86th St. 212-501-3000. $3 (seniors/students $2; under 12 free). Bus: M86. Subway: B, C to 86th St. .
www.bgc.bard.edu

Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Rd., Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx. 718-885-1461. $2.50 (seniors, students $1.25; under 12 free). W, Sa & Su 10-4. Manor house, circa1675, of the Lords of the Manor of Pelham, remodeled in the 1830s by Minard Lefever, and now headquarters of the International Garden Club.

Herbert & Eileen Bernard Museum, Temple Emanu-El, 1 E. 65th St., 212-774-1400. Free. Su-Th 10-4; Fr 10-4, Sa 1-4. More than 250 objects of Judaica highlight traditional Jewish life and the history of the congregation.

Billopp/Conference House, Conference House Park, foot of Hylan Blvd., Tottenville, Staten Island. 718-984-2086. $3 (seniors, children $2). Open May 3-Dec. 15, F, Sa & Su 1-4. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George. From Staten Island Ferry, either Bus 78 to the end of the line or Staten Island Rapid Transit to Tottenville, then a mile (2 km.) walk through the historic village. Large stone manor house built in 1690 by British naval captain Christopher Billopp, site of a failed peace conference during the American Revolutionary War.

Bowne House, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing. 212-359-0528. $2 (seniors, students, $1; under 6, free). Tu, Sa & Su 2:30-4:30; groups at other times by appt. Subway: 7 to Main St., Flushing. Homestead of Quaker John Bowne, who figured in an early struggle for religious freedom.

The Bronx Museum of The Arts,1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St., Bronx. 718-681-6000. $3 (seniors, students $2; W Free). W 12-9, Th-Su 12-6. Subway: B, D, 4 to 161St./Yankee Stadium, B, D to 167 St.

Bronx Zoo, Bronx River Pkwy. at Fordham Rd., Bronx. 718-367-1010.$9, $5 (seniors/ages 2-12; under 2, free; W free). M-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su & Holidays 10-5:30. Bus: Liberty Lines, call 718-652-8400. Subway: 2 to Pelham Pkwy. More than 4,000 animals.
www.wcs.org

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 900 Washington Ave. at Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn. 718-623-7200. $3 (seniors, students with ID $1.50; 15 under, Tu, Sa 10-12 free). Tu-F 8-6, Sa & Su 10-6. Bus: B41, B43, B48, B71. Subway: D to Prospect Park; 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy. Tropical Forest, Desert Pavilion and the Trail of Evolution are all ongoing.
www.bbg.orgo

Brooklyn Children's Museum,145 Brooklyn Ave., Brooklyn. 718-735-4400. $4. W-Fr 2-5, Sa & Su 10-5. Bus: B47, B44 to St. Mark's Ave., B45, B65 to Brooklyn Ave. Subway: 3 to Kingston Ave. Natural Science Area.
www.brooklynkids.org

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Heights. 718-222-4111. $6 (members free, seniors, students with ID $4, under 12 free) M & Tu closed, W-Su 12-5. Bus: B38, B52, B25, B26, B41, B 67, B65, B51. Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, A,C,F to Jay St/Borough Hall, or M,R to Court St.
www.brooklynhistory.org

The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. 718-638-5000., $6 (students/ seniors $3, first Sa of each month 5-11, free) W-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 11-6, first Sa each month 11-11. Bus B71, B41, B69, B48. Subway 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy./ Brooklyn Museum. The second largest museum in New York City. On-site parking.
www.brooklynart.org

Castle Clinton, Battery Park. Fort constructed in 1811, one of a chain that guarded the harbor, later converted, successively, to a concert hall, an immigration station, and an aquarium; now restored. Free. Daily 9-5. Subway: N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. 212-316-7540. $5 (Students, seniors $4). Bus: M4, M60, M104. Subway: 1, 9, A, C to 110th Street. World's largest cathedral, housing artwork by Raphael and Keith Haring.
www.stjohndivine.org

Center for Book Arts, 626 Broadway, near Houston St., 5th Fl. 212-460-9768. Free. Mo-Fr 10-6, Sa 10-4. Bus: M1, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Bleecker St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway/Lafayette St.; N, R to Prince St.

Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St., between Fifht and Sixth avenues. Tu, W and Su 11am-5pm, Th 11-8pm. 6$ for adults, 4$ for students and senior citizens. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7, M14. Subway: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q, W to 14th St/Union square; F, V to 14th St.
www.cjh.org

Central Park Zoo, 830 Fifth Ave. 212-861-6030. Gallery free, daily 10-4. $3.50 (seniors $1.25; ages 3-12, $0.50; under 3, free), Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa-Su, holidays 10-5:30. . Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 64th St. & Fifth Ave. Subway: F, N, R to Fifth Ave., 6 to 68th St./ Hunter College. More than 1,400 animals in a variety of habitats.

Chelsea Art Museum, 566 West 22nd St, between 10th and 11th Avenues. W-Su noon-6pm. $3. Bus: M11, M23. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. 1-212-255-0719. www.chelseaartmuseum.org.

Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture, 515 W. 20th Street, 4E. 212-924-4500. $8 - includes art projects and admission. Members free.
Bus: M11, M14, M23. Subway: C, E to 23rd Street. www.cgjc.org

Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. 212-721-1223. $5 ($2.50 senior citizens, free children under 2).W-Su 10-5. Bus: M7, M10, M11, M104 to W. 83rd St., crosstown M79 or M86 to Amsterdam. . Subway: 1/9 to 79th St. or 86th St. Offers exhibits for children 18 months through preteen years.
www.cmom.org

Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette St. 212-274-0986. $5 (Th 4-6 by donation) W& Fr 12-5, Th-Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Spring St.; N, R to Prince St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette St. Two levels of interactive play areas.
www.cmany.org

China Institute Gallery,125 E. 65th St. 212-744-8181. $3, ($2 seniors/students with ID; under 12 and Tu & Thu 6-8 Free). Mo-Sa 10-5; Tu & Th to 10-8, Su 1-5. Bus M101, M102, M1, M2, M4. Subway: 6 to 68th St., N, R to 59th St. A great resource for Chinese art and culture.
www.chinainstitute.org

The Cloisters (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), Fort Tryon Park, Ft. Washington Ave. at 190th St. 212-923-3700. $10 suggested donation ($5 seniors/tudents; under 12 Free). Tu-Su 9:30-5:15. As of July 1st, 2013: March-October: Open 7 days, 10:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. / November-February: Open 7 days, 10:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Bus: M4. Subway: A to 190th St. Arts of thr Middle Ages housed in a monastrylike structure building that incorporates many architectural elements from medieval Europe. There are about 5,000 medieval European artworks.
www.metmuseum.org

The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor, Butler Library, 116th St. at Broadway. 212-854-5153. Free. Mo 12-7:45, Tu-Fr 9-4:45 (Summer hours until Aug. 30: Mo 12-4:45; Tu-Fr 9-4:45). Bus: M4, M104. Subway 1, 9 to 116th St.

Columbia University Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University Campus, 116th St. at Broadway. Free. W-Sa 1-5 (closed during the summer). 212-854-7288. Bus: M4, M104. Subway: 1/9 to 116th St.

The Corning Gallery at Steuben, 667 Madison Ave. at 61st St., lower level. 646-497-3744. Free. Mo-Fr 10-7; Sa 10-6; Su 12-5. Changing exhibits feature works in a variety of media, including glass.

Cooper Classics Collection, 137 perry Street, between Greenwich and Washington Sts., 212 929 3909. M-F 9 am-5 pm. Sa 10 am-4 pm. Admission is free. Bus: M8, M20, M21. subway: 1, 9 to Christopher St/Sheridan Sq.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (The Smithsonian Institution), 2 E. 91st St. 212-849-8400. $8 (students/seniors $5; Tu 6-9 free). Mo-Thu 10 - 5, Fr 10- 9, Sa 10- 6, Su noon - 6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M86. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St or 96th St. Exhibits of design and decorative arts, housed in the former home of early 20th-century financier and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
www.si.edu/ndm

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The Copper Union Foundation Bldg., E. 7th St. at Third Ave., 212-353-4155. Free. Mo-Fr 11-7, Sa 12-5. Regular art exhibits. Bus: M2, M3, M5, M8, M101. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl.; N, R to 8th St.

Dahesh Museum, 601 Fifth Ave. 212-759-0606. Free. Tu-Sa 11-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M27, M50. Subway: F to Rockefeller Center, 6 to 51st St and Lexington. Devoted to European academic art, this intimate museum draws from the collection of the late Lebanese writer and art connoisseur Dr. Dahesh.
www.daheshmuseum.org

Derfner Judaica Museum and Art Collection, The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, 5901 Palisade Avenue. Free. By MTA: From the East Side, take the BxM #1 to 261st Street and Riverdale Avenue. From the West Side, take the BxM #2 to 261st Street and Riverdale Avenue. Cross Riverdale Avenue and head west on 261st Street. Walk to the end of 261st Street. Turn left on Palisade Avenue. The entrance is on your right. By City Bus: Take either the #7 or the #10 Bronx city bus to 261st Street and Riverdale Avenue. Cross Riverdale Avenue and head west on 261st Street. Walk to the end of 261st Street. Turn left on Palisade Avenue. The entrance is on your right. Exhibits contemporary and historical Jewish objects and modern art.
www.hebrewhome.org/art

Dia Center for the Arts (Main Gallery), 548 W. 22nd St. 212-989-5566. $6 (seniors, students $3). Bus M23 to 11th Ave. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. Exhibits work by contemporary artists.
www.diacenter.org

Dia Center for the Arts (Earth Room), 141 Wooster St. 212-473-8072. Free. W-Sa 12-6; closed 3-3:30 (closed during the summer). Walter De Maria: The New York Earth Room. Subway: N, R to Prince St, C, E to Spring St.
www.diacenter.org

Dia Center for the Arts (Broken Kilometer), 393 W. Broadway. 212-925-9397. Free. W-Sa 12-6; closed 3-3:30 (closed during the summer). Walter De Maria: The Broken Kilometer. Subway: N, R to Prince St, C, E to Spring St.
www.diacenter.org

Discovery Times Square, 226 West 44th Street. 866-987-9692. Price of admission depends on exhibit. Every Day 10 AM - 9 PM. A, C, or E train to 42nd Street
1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, or S train to Times Square.
www.discoverytsx.com

The Doll and Toy Museum of New York City, 610 Henry St., Classroom 103, Brooklyn. 718-243-0820. $3. W& Fr by appointment only; Th tours 11 & 1. Subway: F to Carroll St. Toy soldiers, the invention of the Teddy Bear and the Harriet Tubman Story.

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. 212-219-2166. Free. Tu-Fr 10-6; Sa 11-6; Closed August. The Drawing Room, 40 Wooster St. Subway: N, R, 6, 1/9, A to Canal St.

Dyckman House, 4881 Broadway at 204th St. 212-304-9422. Free. Tu-Sa 11-4 (currently closed for renovation until Fall 2002). Subway: A to 207th St. Dutch farmhouse built in 1783, with original family furnishings. Revolutionary War bivouac on the grounds.

Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge St. 212-219-0903. Eldridge Street is one of few museums that are open
for free on Mondays. Eldridge Street is one of few museums that are open for free on Mondays. $12 adult; $10 senior/student; $8 children 5-17 (free to children under 5). From 10 am to 5 pm Sunday-Thursday and 10 am to 3 pm Friday; closed Saturdays. Bus: M9, M15, M22 to Grand St. Subway: F to East Broadway, N, R to Canal St. The first synagogue built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Regular guided tours.
www.eldridgestreet.org

Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Ellis Island. 212-269-5755. Entry to museum free; ferry tickets $8 (seniors, $6; ages 3-17, $3). Ferries run Mo-Fri 9-5:30; last boat leave NY/NJ 3:30; Sa & Su 8:30-4:30; last boat leaves NY/NJ 4, boat leaves every 30 minutes.. Bus: M1, M6, M15. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry. One fourth of all Americans are descended from immigrants who passed through Ellis Island when it was the principal point of entry for Europeans coming to the United States, from 1898 to the 1950s. The museum interprets that experience.
www.ellisisland.org and https://www.immigrationdirect.com/ellis-island.jsp

The Fales Library of Rare Books and Special Collections (NYU), Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, Third Floor, 70 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012. Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 9am-5pm. (Appointments are necessary to consult manuscript and archival materials.) The Fales Library, comprising nearly 200,000 volumes, and over 7,500 linear feet of archive and manuscript materials, houses both the Fales Collection of rare books and manuscripts in English and American literature and the general Special Collections from the NYU Libraries.
www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/fales

Federal Hall National Memorial, 126 Wall St. Free. Daily 9-5. Site of the first national capitol and of George Washington's inauguration as first U.S. President, in a notable Greek Revival Customs House of 1842, with exhibits on the history of the building and site. Bus: M1, M6. Subway: N, R to Wall St.
www.nps.gov/feha

FDNY Fire Zone, 34 W. 51st St. btw. 5th & 6th Aves. 212-698-4520. $5 ($2.50 children/seniors). Mo-Sa 9-9, Su 11-5; guided tours every 30 min., reservations required. Multimedia exhibition and hands-on programs about fire safety and prevention; Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 to 53rd St. Subway E, F to 5th Ave. & 53rd St., B, D, F, Q to Rockefeller Center.
www.fdnyfirezone.com

Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, Queens. 718-463-7700. Exhibitions Free. Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 12-5. Arts center features visual and performing arts; call for current schedule.. Bus Q24, Q34, Q13, Q28, Q17, Q65, Q66. Subway: 7 to Main St. Flushing.
www.flushingtownhall.org

The Forbes Magazine Galleries, 62 Fifth Ave. at 12th St. 212-206-5548. Free. Tu-W, Fr- Sa 10-4. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M14 to Union Square. Subway L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Union Square. Devoted to the exhibition of contemporary art, early American memorabilia and an array of nearly 400 objects of art, including 10 Imperial Easter eggs fashioned by Peter Carl Faberge, jeweler to the Russian czars.

Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St. at Broad St. 212-425-1778. $4 (seniors, students $2, under 6 Free). Tu, W, Fr 10-5, Th 10-7, Sa 11-5. Bus: M1, M6, M15 to South Ferry. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 2, 3 to Wall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St. Reconstructed tavern dating to 1719, in which Gen. George Washington took leave of his staff officers at the end of the American Revolution. Modern restaurant, with exhibits upstairs. Headquarters of Sons of the American Revolution.
www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

Freakatorium, Cabinet of Curiosities, 57 Clinton St. between Stanton and Rivington Sts.212 375 0475. $5 adults, $3 for children. Th-Su 1-7pm. Bus: M8, M9, M14, M21. Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey St/Essex St.

The Frick Collection,1 E. 70th St. 212-288-0700. $10 (students, seniors $5; under 10 not admitted). Tu-Sa 10-6; Su 1-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M29, M64, M72 crosstown. Subway: 6 to 68th St. The Beaux Arts mansion built for industrialist Henry Clay Frick in 1913 features important collection of old master paintings, drawings, sculpture, and decorative arts, plus special exhibitions.
www.frick.org

Goethe House German Cultural Center, 1014 Fifth Ave at 82nd St. 212-439-8700. Free. Tu, Th 10-7; W, Fr 10-5, Sa 12-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M79, M86. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. The New York branch of Munich's Goethe-Institut offers films, music and dance performances, art exhibitions and language classes.
www.goethe.de/newyork

Annette Green Museum at The Fragrance Museum145 E 32nd St.212-725-2755; $5 by appointment only Mo-Fr.
www.fragrance.org

Grey Art Gallery (New York University), 100 Washington Square East, 212-998-6780. Suggested donation of $2.50.(NYU students, faculty and staff Free) Tu, Th, Fr 11-6; W 11-8; Sa 11-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl., N, R to 8th St.; A, B, C, D, E, F, Q to West 4th St.
www.nyu.edu/greyart

The Grolier Club, 47 E. 60th St. between Madison and Park avenues. 212-838-6690. Free. Mo-Sa 10-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to Lexington Ave and 59th St. This organization for bibliophiles is known for its exquisite collection on books, printing and illustration.
www.grolierclub.org

The Chaim Gross Studio Museum, 526 LaGuardia Place, btw. W. 3rd & Bleeker Sts., 212-520-4906. Free. Jun-Jul: Tu, Th-Sa 10-6, closed Aug-Sep 5. Bus M5 to Houston St./La Guardia Place. Subway A, C, E, B, D, F, Q to W. 4th St., 6 to Bleeker St. Wood, stone and bronze by Gross (1904-1909).

Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the Recovery, 420 West 14th Street, Floor 2 (between 9th Avenue & Washington Street). A "Must-See" Museum before visiting the WTC site. The Official Photographer at Ground Zero for the Uniformed Firefighters Association curates the new museum, which raises funds for FDNY charities and Breast Cancer Research. On display are 100 well-known images from the Recovery, as well as artifacts and rare video. Tours often sell out in advance. Admission for the 2-hour tour is $25.00 ($19 for kids and seniors). Tour Schedule: Sun-Mo 12 Noon & 2pm, Tu-Thu-Fri 11am & 1pm, Wed. CLOSED, Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm. Subway A, C, E to 14th Street and 8th Avenue. Self-Guided audio tours in French, Italian, Spanish & English. Reservations needed: 212-209-3370. www.GroundZeroMuseum.com

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St. 212-423-3500. General Admission: $22 (Students and Seniors (65 years +) with valid ID $18, Children under 12 and Members Free; Sat 5:45 - 7:45 pay what you wish), Su - Fri 10 –5:30 ; Sat 10 –7:45, closed on Thursdays. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4 86th St. crosstown. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Visitors walk up a continous spiral ramp to view the contemporary and avant-garde art exhibits in this daring, controversial structure desined by noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
www.guggenheim.org

Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton, Bldg. 230, Ft. Hamilton, Brooklyn. 718-630-4349. Free. Mo-Fr 10-4. Bus: B63 to 99th St. & 4th Ave., B16 to 4th Ave. & Shore Rd. Subway: R to 95th St. Military memorabilia spanning 150 years, housed in a casemate of an early 19th-century fortification.

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. 4th Street. 212-824-2205. Free (photo ID required). Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-3. Subway: R, W to 8th Street. Aims at educating the public about a wide range of Jwish historical, cultural and creative issues.
www.huc.edu/museums/ny

The Hispanic Society of America, Broadway at 155th St. 212-926-2234. Free. Tu-Sa 10-4:30; Su 1-4:30. Bus: M4, M5, M101. Subway: 1 to 157th St; A, B to St. Nicholas Ave. & 155th St.
www.hispanicsociety.org

Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island. 718-351-1611. $4 (seniors, students, ages 6-18, $2.50; under 6 free). W-Su 1-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5, Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S74. Reconstructed town, once the county seat, built around a historic church, courthouse, and other buildings, with many structures rescued and moved from other locations on Staten Island, dating from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. Incorporates the museum of the Staten Island Historical Society. Crafts demonstratons and other displays interpret daily life of 150 years ago. The historic village includes museum, buildings and artifacts.
www.historicrichmondtown.org

Houdini Museum of New York, located in Fantasma Magic, 421 7th Ave (33rd Street, near Madison Square Garden), 3rd floor. 212 244 3633. Free. M-Sat 11- 6, Su 11-5. Subway: 1,2,3, A, C, E to 34th St.The museum tells the amazing story of an impoverished son of immigrants, who harnessed the power of the mass media, and the emerging technologies of film and photography, to become one of 20th century's most famous performers. www.houdinimuseumny.com

International Center of Photography Uptown, 1130 Fifth Ave. at 94th St. 212-860-1777. $9 (seniors, students $6; under 12, free; pay what you wish Fr 5-8). Tu-Th 10-5; Fr 10-8; Sa, Su 10-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 96th St. New York's only major museum devoted to all aspects of the art of photography.
www.icp.org

International Center of Photography Midtown, 1133 6th Ave. at 43rd St. 212-860-1777. $9 (seniors, students $6; under 12, free; pay what you wish Fr5-8). Tu 11-8, W-Su 11-6. Subway: B, D, F, Q to 42nd St., 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R, or S to Times Sq.
www.icp.org

Intrepid Sea/Air/Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. & 12th Ave. 212-245-0072. $13 (seniors/veterans/reservists/students 12-17 $9; under 12, $6; under 6 $2; uniformed armed forces service members with ID, under 2, free). Apr-Sep, Mo-Fr 10-5, Sa-Su 10-7: Oct.-March, Tu-Su 10-5. Bus: M42 from subways at 42nd St, M50 from subways at 49th-51st streets. Military history collection and exhibits housed aboard the restored World War II aircraft carrier "Intrepid."
www.intrepidmuseum.org

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens. 718 658 7400. Mon-Thur 10-8, Sat 10-6. Free. LIRR to Jamaica Station. A not-for-profit arts organization serving Queens and the Greater Metropolitan area, putting on shows and educational programs.
www.jcal.org

Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. near Second Ave. 212-752-0824. $5 (seniors/students $3). Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M27, M50. Subway: 4,5, 6 to 42nd St. Exhibits all aspects of Japanese culture and sponsors film screening and performances.
www.japansociety.org

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave., Staten Island, 718-987-3500; $5 (seniors/students $3, under 12 $2) W-Su 1-5; and by appointment. Call for exhibition and program information. Subway: 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S74 to Lighthouse Ave. Tibetan Buddhist art housed in a Tibetan-style mountain temple.
www.tibetanmuseum.com

The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St. 212-423-3200. $12 (seniors $10, students $7.50; under 12 Free) Free admission on Saturdays. Mon-Wed 11-5:45; Th 11-8; Fr 11-5:45; Sun 11-5:45. Closed on legal and Jewish holidays. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 96th St or 4/5/6 to 86th St. Exhibits related to Jewish art, culture, and history, housed in the 1908 Felix M. Warburg residence. It is one of the largest collections of Judaica in the nation that traces the development of Jewish history and culture over the past 4,000 years.
www.jtsa.edu

Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway at 122nd St. 212-678-8082. Free. Mo-Th 9-6; Fri 9-2, Su 10-5. Subway 1, 9 to 116th St.

King Manor Museum, King Park, Jamaica Ave. at 153rd St., Jamaica, Queens. 718-206-0545. $2 (children, $1; family rate $5). Mar.-Dec. Sa, Su 12-4; tours every half hour until 3:30. Bus Q24, QA42, Q43, Q44, Q54, Q56, Q83. Subway: E, J. Z to Jamaica Center; F, R to Parsons Blvd/Hillside Ave. Home of Rufus King, co-author of the U.S. Constitution diplomat, and U.S. Senator, built between 1750 and 1806. There are guided tours of nine restored room; exhibits on King's life and on the village of Jamaica.

Kurdish Library and Museum, 144 Underhill Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 718- 783-7930. Free. Mo-Fri 1-5; weekends by appointment; special arrangements can be made to accomodate scholars. Subway: 2, 3, D to Grand Army Plaza. Library with costumes, photographs and other visual displays on Kurdish culture and history.

Lefferts Homestead/Children's Historic House Museum, Flatbush Ave. and Empire Blvd., in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718- 965-6505. Free. Seasonal hours, please call for hours. Bus B33, B41, B47, B48 to Empire Blvd./Flatbush Ave. Subway D, Q or S to Prospect Park. Federal house built in 1783. Primary focus is interpreting early Brooklyn life for children. Reference materials about the history of Brooklyn and the Lefferts family are available. On-site parking at Wollman Rink.

Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 251 Phillip St., Jersey City, NJ. 201-200-1000. $10 (seniors, ages 2-18, $8; college student with ID receive $1 off; separate prices for IMAX Dome and 3-D Theater; There are combination passes available). Daily 9:30-5:30. PATH subway to Grove St. or Journal Sq., then Liberty Science Center bus.
www.lsc.org

The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library, 71 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010-4171. (212) 337-6620. Mo, We, Th, Fr 8:30-4:30, Tu 12-8, Sa & Su closed. The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library of Grand Lodge is one of the world's largest collections of books, artifacts, memorabilia and archival holdings relating to the subject of Freemasonry. For over 150 years, the Libary has pursued its mission to collect, study and preserve the Masonic heritage, focusing its efforts on the history and impact of Freemasonry in New York State.
www.nymasoniclibrary.org

Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 90 Orchard St. 212-431-0233. Tu-Fr 1-4 (Th until 7) tours every half hour, Sa & Su 11-4:30 tours every 20 minutes. Tenement tours $9 (students/seniors $7); Confino Family Programs $8 (students/seniors $6) Bus: M15 to Allen and Delancey St. Subway: F to Delancey St.; J, M, Z to Essex St. Restored tenement apartment building, showing the ways families of different eras and ethnicities lived soon after their arrival in America. This museum examines urban immigrant and migrant life on New York's Lower East Side. The museum is available for guided tours only.
www.tenement.org

Madame Tussaud's New York, 234 W 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues. 1-800-246-8872. Museum only: $22 ($19 senior citizens; $17 ages 4-12). Bus: M5, M6, M7, M10. Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R to Times Square; A, C, E to 42nd St. This $50 million incarnation of the British-based wax museum features 200 realistic wax figures of New York icons and celebrities.
www.madame-tussauds.com

The Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. near Lafayette St. 212-777-1089. $8 (seniors/students $4, under 12 free). Th-Mo Noon-5, group tours by appt. Row house of a prosperous New York family of the 1830s, occupied by them for nearly a century, then preserved as a museum with most of their possessions intact. Bus: M1, M5, M6, M102. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl.; R, N to 8th St.
www.merchantshouse.com

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Ave. at 82nd St. 212-535-7710. $25 suggested donation (seniors $17, students $12; under 12 and members: free). Tu-Th, Su 9:30-5:30; Fr, Sa 9:30-9. As of July 1st, 2013: Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. / Sunday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. World class permanent collection of fine art and decorative arts from all cultures, with changing roster of special exhibitions. Costume institute. Large number of period room installations from Europe and North America. Arms and armor collection. Egyptian collection includes reconstructed Temple of Dendur.
metmuseum.org

The Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue Montclair, New Jersey 07042-1747. noon - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. MAM admission is $12 adults and $10 seniors and students. The Montclair Art Museum collects, preserves, and presents American and Native American art. Its innovative exhibitions and educational programs interpret and explore relationships between these two evolving artistic traditions. The Museum's exhibitions offer groundbreaking scholarship, fresh thematic approaches, first-time presentations of under-recognized artists, examinations of little-known aspects of major artists' careers, and an ongoing commitment to the artists and culture of New Jersey. Sharing its distinguished collections, specialized expertise, and unique resources such as its Le Brun Library and Yard School of Art, the Museum collaborates with numerous cultural and community partners to inspire creativity and a deeper understanding of America's unique diversity.
www.montclairartmuseum.org

The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, 212-685-0008; $12 (students/seniors $8). Tu-Th 10:30-5, Fr 10:30-9, Sa 10-6, Su 11-6. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M16, M101. Subway: 6 to 33rd St. 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street. Built by the great financer J.P. Morgan in 1906, this neo-Renaissance museum/research library houses Morgan's exceptional collection of art, rare manuscripts and books, including three of the few Gutenberg Bibles in existence. Handicapped accessible. www.themorgan.org

Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terr. at 160th St., half block east of St. Nicholas Ave. 212-923-8008. $3 (seniors, students, $2; under 12 free). W-Su 10-4. Bus: M2, M3, M18, M101 to 160th St. Subway: Cto 163rd St. Free parking available. Country residence built circa 1760 for financier Robert Morris, used as headquarters by Gen. George Washington during the American Revolution, and later home to Mme. Stephen Jumel, a widow who married former Vice President Aaron Burr.

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St., 212-838-6878; $4 (seniors/students $3, under 12 free) Tu-Su 11-4. 1779 building features 19th century furnishings and decorative arts. Bus: M15, M31, M57.Subway-N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Lexington Ave. & 59th St.

The Municipal Art Society, 457 Madison Ave., between 50th and 51st St., 212-935-3960. Free. Mo-W, Fr-Sa 11-5. Subway-E, F, to 5th Ave, 6 to 51st St. Ezra Stoller's Photographs of Eero Saarinen's 1962 TWA Terminal: A Jet Age Icon is Threatened is ongoing.
www.mas.org

El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th St. 212-831-7272. $5 (seniors, students $2; under 12 free). W-Su, 11-5. Bus: M1, M3, M18, M44 to 104th St. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Hispanic-American art and culture. The Taino: Ancient Voyagers of the Caribbean is ongoing.
www.elmuseo.org

The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th. Ave at 27th St., 212-217-5800. Free. Tu-Fr 12-8, Sa 10-5. Subway-C, E to 23rd St, 1, 9 to 28th St.
www.fitnyc.edu

The Museum for African Art, 593 Broadway at Houston St. 212-966-1313. $5 (seniors, students, children $2.50; free on Su). Tu-Fr 10:30-5:30; Sa, Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M6 to Houston St. Subway: N, R, Q to Prince St.; 6 to Spring St.; B, D, F to Broadway-Lafayette St. Presents a lively lecture and film/video series in addition to its art exhibitions.
www.africanart.org

Museum of American Financial History, 28 Broadway at Bowling Green. 212-908-4110. $2. Tu-Sa, 10-4. Bus: M1 to Broad St. Subway: 1/9 to Rector St.; 2, 3 to Wall St.; N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green. Mounts exhibits that chronicle the creation of the nation's financial structure by Alexander Hamilton.
www.financialistory.org

Museum of American Illustration, 128 E. 63rd St. 212-838-2560. Free. Tu-10-8; W-F 10-5; Sa 12-4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 59th St.

Museum of the American Piano, 291 Broadway, between Chambers and Reade sts. 212 406 6060. M-Sa 10 am-4 pm. $9 for adults, $5 for studentes ans seniors. Bus: M1, M6, M22. Subway: A, C to Chambers St; N, R, W to City Hall.
 www.museumforpianos.org.

Museum of Arts and Design, 40 West 53rd St., between Fifth and Sixth avenues, 212 956 3535, formerly the American Crafts Museum. Tu-Su 10am-6pm, Th 10am-8pm (6-8 pm, pay what you wish). $5 for adults, $2.50 for students and senior citizens, children under 12 free. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7. Subway: E, F to Fifth Avenue. This museum's new location at 2 Columbus Circle will open in September, 2008. www.madmuseum.org

Museum of Bronx History/Valentine-Varian House, 3266 Bainbridge Ave., The Bronx. 718-881-8900. $2. Sa 10-4, Su 1-5. Subway: D to Bainbridge Ave. & 204th St. Stone farmhouse built in 1775, housing the Bronx County Historical Society and a museum of local history.

Museum of the Chinese in the Americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd Fl. 212-619-4785. $3 (seniors, students $1; members, under 12, free). Tu-Sa 12-5. Bus: M9, M15, M103. Subway: N, R, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal St. B, D, Q to Grand St. Where is Home? Chinese in the Americas is ongoing.
www.moca-nyc.org

The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 104th St. 212-534-1672. $7 (seniors, students, children $4; families, $12). T-Su 10-5 and holiday Mondays. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Collections relating to the history of New York City, including furniture, silver, and other decorative arts. Period room installations. Theater collection. Toy collection. Firefighting artifacts. Interactive exhibits for children. Large collection of early photographs of New York City.
www.mcny.org

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), 594 Broadway, Suite 401 (Btwn Houston & Prince.) Nearest Subway: B,D,F,V,6 to Broadway-Lafayette or N,R,W to Prince St. Hours: Fri-Mon, 12-5 pm. Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 & under are free. Phone: (212) 254-3511. www.moccany.org

Museum of Jewish Heritage, 18 First Place, Battery Park City, 212-509-6130. $7 (seniors/students $5, under 5 Free) Su-W 10-5:45, Th 10-8, Fr 10-5, the eve of Jewish Holidays 9-3. Bus: M1, M9, M15. Subway 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R. Dedicated to 20th century Jewish history. It is a living memorial to the Holocaust. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 212-307-4007.
www.mjhnyc.org

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 9th Ave. at 27th St. 212-760-7760. Free. Tu-Fr 12-8, Sa 10-5. Subway: C, E to 23rd St.; 1/9 to 28th St. Costume and jewelry design.

The Museum of the Mikveh, 1360 44th St., Brooklyn. 718-851-4748. Traveling exhibit on the Mikveh; printed material and video, To Stand Alone with G_d/Waters of Life available by mail. Call for information.

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, New York, NY 10019-5497. (212) 708-9400. $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (65 and over with ID), $12 for students (full-time with current ID), free children 16 and under; free Friday between 4:00 and 8:00. Mo, We, Th, Sa, Su 10:30-5:30, Tu closed, Fr 10:30-8:00. Subway: E or V to Fifth Avenue/53 Street; B, D, or F to 47-50 Streets/Rockefeller Center. Bus: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53 Street. Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. Central to The Museum of Modern Art's mission is the encouragement of an ever deeper understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art by the diverse local, national, and international audiences that it serves.
www.moma.org

The Museum of Television and Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. 212-621-6800. $6 (seniors, students $4; under 13, $3). Tu-Su 12-6, Th 12-8, Fr 12-9, theaters only: Fr 12-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M50. Subway: E, F to Fifth Ave. Features 96 television and radio consoles that can be used to monitor its vast collection of programs.
http://www.paleycenter.org/

The Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth avenue at 27th St., 212 689 6337. Sunday-Friday 11am-6:30pm; Saturday 11am-8pm; $14.50; $13.50 seniors/students. Children under 18 will not be admitted. Bus: M2, M3, M5, M6, M7. Subway: N, R, 6 to 28th St. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 1-866-MOSEXTIX. www.museumofsex.com.

National Academy of the Moving Image, 35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, Queens. 718-784-0077. $8.50 (Seniors, college students, $5.50; students ages 5-18, $4.50; under 4 Free) includes screenings. Tu-F 12-5, Sa & Su 11-6. Bus: Q101. Subway: R or G to Steinway St.
www.ammi.org

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, 1083 Fifth Ave. at 89th St. 212-369-4880. $5 (seniors, students with ID, under 16 $3.50). W-Su 12-5; Fr 12-8. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4 to 89th St. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Founded in 1825 as a drawing society and school, the academy is dedicated to America's artistic heritage.
www.nationalacademy.org

National Museum of the American Indian, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green. 212-514-3700. Free. Daily 10-5, Th 10-8. Bus: M1, M6, M15. Subway: 1 to South Ferry.; N, R to Whitehall St.; 4, 5 to Bowling Green. Changing exhibitions that celebrate and reaffirm the lifeways, languages, literature, history, and art of Native Americans. http://www.americanindian.si.edu

National Museum of Catholic Art and History, 54 W. 50th St. at Rockefeller Plaza. 212-957-8866. Free. Call for schedule. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway: B, D, F to 50th St.

Neue Galerie New York, 1048 Fifth Ave. 212-628-6200. $15 (seniors, students $10). Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Bus M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St. Early 20th century German and Austrian art and design.
www.neuegalerie.org

New Jersey Historical Society, 52 Park Place, Newark, NJ 07102. (973) 596-8500. Museum: Tu-Sa 10-5. Library: We, Th, & Sa 12-5. NJ Transit trains and buses stop at Newark's Penn Station and Broad Street Station. Once in Newark, take The Loop to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (½ block from the Historical Society) or the Newark City Subway to Broad Street stop (1 ½ blocks from the Historical Society. Bus: 13, 24, 27, or 39 to Broad Street near Military Park. The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences. Founded in 1845, we are the oldest cultural institution in the state.
www.jerseyhistory.org

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 Broadway. 212-219-1222. $6 (students, seniors, $3; under 18 Free, Th 6-8, $3). Tu-W & Fri- Su 12-6, Th 12-8. Bus: M1, M5, M6, M21. Subway: N, R to Prince St.; 6 to Bleecker St.; B, D, F, Q to Broadway-Lafayette St. Features the work of today's hottest artists.
www.newmuseum.org

New School for Social Research, 66 W.12th St. 212-229-8987. Free. Mo-Th 9-9, Fr-Su 10-6 (closed for the summer). Subway: F to 14th St.

New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave. at 103rd St. 212-822-7200. Free. Mo-Fr, 9-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 103rd St. Research library devoted to medicine, with regular exhibits related to its collections.

The New York AquariunW. 8th St. & Surf Ave., Brooklyn, 718-265-FISH; $9.75, (children/seniors $6, under 2 free). Daily 10-4:30. Dolphin shows. Sea Cliffs: Narrated Feedings, Walruses & Penguins. Sensational Seashores. Native Sea Life. Shark Feedings.Bus: B36 to Surf Ave., B68. Subway-F, D to W. 8th St. in Brooklyn.
www.nyaquarium.org

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx River Pkwy. & Fordham Rd., Bronx. 718-817-8700. $3 admission to grounds (seniors, students $2, ages 2-12 $1; W all day, Sa 10-12, Free). Conservatory: $5 (seniors/students $4; children 2-12 $2) Everett Children's Adventure Garden: $3 (seniors/students $2; ages 2-12 $1) Tu-Su & Mo holidays 10-6. Bronx River Pkwy., exit 7W; Metro North-20 minutes from Grand Central to Botanical Garden station; Bus: BX26 8 blocks east. Subway: D, 4 to Bedford Park Blvd., then walk.
www.nybg.org

New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring St. 212-691-1303. $4 suggested donation (seniors, students, $2; under 12, $1). Tu-Su 10-5. Bus M10, M21 crosstown. Subway: 1/9 to Houston St.; C, E to Spring St. Vintage firefighting apparatus, fire-related folk art, prints, paintings, photographs, memorabilia, fire safety education tours.

New York City Police Museum, 100 Old Slip St. 212-480-3100. Free. Tu-Sa, 10-5. Subway: 6 to 23rd St. Exhibits of memorabilia related to police work and the New York Police Department.
www.nycpolicemuseum.org

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. 718-699-0005. $7.50 (seniors, children $5; Th & Fr 2-5, Free). Mo-W 9:30-2; Th-Su 9:30-5. Subway 7 to 111th St., Queens. Handicapped accessible. 185 hands-on science exhibits appealing to people of all ages. Special exhibits.
www.nysci.org

New-York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. at Central Park West. 212-873-3400. $5 (seniors, children, $3) Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M7, M10, M11. Subway: 1/9 to 79th St.; B, C to 81st St. Founded in 1804, with major research library of national importance, collections of fine and decorative arts. Arents Tobacco Collection. Original paintings for John James Audubon's "Birds of America." Collections of silver and art glass. Special exhibits relating to the history of New York City.
www.nyhistory.org

The New York Public Library Center for the Humanities, Fifth Ave. at 42nd St. 212-869-8089. Free. Mo, Th-Sa 10-6, Tu & W 11-7:30. Bus: M1, M2. M3, M4. Subway: 1/9, 2, 3 to Times Sq.; 4, 5, 6, to Grand Central at Fifth Ave.; B, D, F to 42nd St. Six million volume library with extensive rare book, manuscript, and archival collections. Regular exhibitions, with long-term display of portraits and other art from the library's collections in the Edna Barnes Solomon Room and in public hallways.
www.nypl.org

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-870-1630. Free. Call for hours. Bus: M104, M66 to Broadway and 66th St. Subway: 1/9 to 66th St. The library's research collection for the performing arts, including substantial holdings in theater, dance, and music and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Regular exhibitions.
www.nypl.org

The New York Public Library- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcom X Blvd.,at 135th St; 212-491-2200. Free. Mo-W 12-6, Th-Sa 10-6, Su 1-5. Bus: M102 to 135th St. and Lenox. Subway-2, 3 to 135th St.
www.nypl.org

New York School of Interior Design, 161 E. 69th St. between Lexington & Third Aves. 212-472-1500. Free. Tu-Sa 10-5; closed holidays. Subway 6 to 68th St. Various exhibitions; call for information.

New York Transit Museum, Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn. 718-694-5100. $3 (seniors, children $1.50). Closed for renovations; reopening in 2003. Call for schedule of off-site programs.

New York Transit Museum, Gallery Annex at Grand Central Terminal, 212-878-0106. Free. Mo-Fr 8-8; Sa-Su 10-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M98, M102, M103, M104, Q32, X25, Metro-North, Grayline, Carey Olympia Trails. Subway S, 4, 5, 6, 7.

New York Unearthed, 17 State St. (at Pearl Street). 212-748-8628. Free. Mo-Sa 12-6; closed Su (Dec. 24-March 1 closed on Sa & Su). Bus: M15 to South Ferry. Subway: 1 or 9 to South Ferry, 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, N or R to Whitehall St. New York Unearthed: City Archaeology is a program of the South Stree Seaport Museum and is located opposite of Battery Park. It is dedicated to New York's archaeological heritage. Visitors can see dioramas filled with artifacts excavated from New York City sites and a glass-enclosed laboratory where visitors can see coservators at work.
www.nyc-arts.org/nyc-arts/name/name_by_borough/misc/nyunearth.html

Newark Museum, 49Washington St., Newark, New Jersey. 800-7MUSEUM. Free, W-Su 12-5. Art and science museum with collections including numismatics, a mini-zoo, a children's museum, fine and decorative arts of the United States (including the Ballentine House, a 19th-century mansion), Africa, Asia (especially Tibetan art), Pacific Islands, and Native Americans. Planetarium. PATH train to Newark, then 15-min. walk or cab to museum.

The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 36-01 43rd Ave. at 36th St., Long Island City, Queens. 718-204-7088. $4 suggested contribution (students/seniors $2). Apr-Oct: W-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 11-6. Subway: 7 to 33rd St in Queens. Walk east on Queens Blvd. to 36th St., make left and walk one block to 43rd Ave. Comprehensive collection of artwork by Japanese sculptor and set designer Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), displayed on the site of his Long Island City studio.
www.noguchi.org

The Merchant's House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. near Lafayette St. 212-777-1089. $6 (seniors/students $4, under 12 free). Su-Th 1-4, group tours by appt. Row house of a prosperous New York family of the 1830s, occupied by them for nearly a century, then preserved as a museum with most of their possessions intact. Bus: M1, M5, M6, M102. Subway: 6 to Astor Pl.; R, N to 8th St.

The Old Stone House, 5th Avenue btw 3rd and 4th Streets in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Old Stone House is operated as a historic interpretive center dedicated to its crucial role in the American Revolution and in the evolving histories of Brooklyn, New York and the United States. Saturday/Sunday 11AM-4PM. 718-768-3195. Subway: Take the F or the R to Fourth Avenue, or the R to Union Street. Bus: take the B63 Bus to Third Street and Fifth Avenue. On street parking is available. http://www.theoldstonehouse.org

Onassis Cultural Center, dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating Greek culture of all time periods. 645 Fifth Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Sts., 212 486 4448. Mon-Sa 10 am-6 pm. Admission is free. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M50. Subway: B, D, f, V to 47th-50th Sts/Rockfeller Center. www.onassisusa.org.

The Paine Webber Art Gallery, 1285 Ave. of the Americas at 51st St. 212-713-2885. Free. M-F 8-6. Bus: M5. Subway: 1/9, to 50th St.; B, D, F, Q to 47th-50th St.

The Philippine Center, 556 Fifth Ave. at 47th St. 212-922-3019, $4 suggested adm, (ages 12-18, $2; under 12, free). Fr-W 11-6:30, Th 11-8. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway: B, D, F to 50th St; 4, 5, 6 to 42nd St.

The Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th St. 212-685-0610. $5 (seniors, students $3). Tu-Th 10:30-5, Fr 10:30-8; Sa 10:30-6, Su 12-6. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4. Subway: 6 to 33rd St.

Prospect Park Audubon Center, near Ocean Avenue/Lincoln Road, entrance to park, Brooklyn. Nature exploration, exhibits and boat tours. 718 287 3400. Free. Thu-Sun 12-6. Bus: B41 to Flatbush Avenue, B47, B48. Subway: Q, S to Prospect Park.

Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Kingsbridge Rd. & Grand Concourse, The Bronx. 718-881-8900. $3 (library is free). Sa 10-4, Su 1-5 (library is by appointment). Subway: 4 or D to Kingsbridge Rd. Small cottage built in 1816 and inhabited by the celebrated author, 1846-1849.

Prospect Park Wildlife Conservation Center, 450 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Park, Brooklyn. 718-399-7339. $2.50 (ages 3-12, $0.50; under 3, free). Mo-Fr 10-5; Sa &Su 10-5:30. Bus: B41. Subway: D to Prospect Park.
www.prospectpark.org

Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn. 718-399-7339. $2.50 (seniors $1.25; $0.50 ages 3-12). Mo-Fr 10-5; Sa-Su 10-5:30. Bus: B41 to Flatbush Ave., B47, B48 to Flatbush Ave. & Empire Blvd. Subway: D, Q or Franklin Ave. Three exhibit areas feature almost 400 animals.

P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center Jackson Ave. at 46th Ave., Long Island City, 718-784-2084; $5 suggested donation (students/artists/seniors $2). W- Su 12-6. Bus: Q67 to Jackson & 46th Aves. Subway-E, F to 23rd/Ely Ave. or 7 to Courthouse Sq./45th Rd.

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens. 718-886-3800. Free. Tu-Su 8-4:30. Subway: 7 to Main St., Flushing, then bus Q44 to Elder Ave. 39 acres of herb, bird, bee, woodland, backyard, rose and perennial gardents.
www.queensbotanical.org

Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park, Queens. 718-347-3276. Free. Mo-Fr 9-5, Sa & Su 10-5. Subway: E, F to Kew Gardens-Union Tpk., then bus Q46Union Turnpike to Little Neck Pkwy. One of the last working farms in New York City, with livestock, crops, and a farmhouse (open weekends) built in 1750 and enlarged by different owners over the next 100 years.

The Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows/Corona Park, Queens. 718-592-9700. $5 (students, seniors, $2.50; children Free). Tu-Fr 10-5, Sa & Su 12-5. Subway: 7 to Willets Point/Shea Stadium.

Queens Zoo, 53-51 111th St., Flushing. 718-271-1500. $2.50 (seniors $1.25; ages 3-12 $0.50). Mo-Fri 10-5; Sa & Su 10-5:30. Bus: q58 to Corona and 53rd Ave. Subway 7 to 111th St. More than 400 animals indigenous to North and South America.

The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th St., Weill Recital Hall entrance, 2nd Fl., 212-903-9629. Free. Th-Tu 11-4:30 (available to concert patrons in the evenings). Bus M104. Subway-N, R to 57 St., 1, 9, A to 59 St.
www.carnegiehall.org

Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W 17th Street. 212 620 5000. $7 for adults, $5 for seniors/students/artists with ID/neighbors (zip codes 10011 and 10001 with ID), children under 12 free. Tu & Sa 11-7, Th-Fr 11-9, We & Su 11-5. Subway: A, C, and E to 14th St. 8th Ave, 1 and 9 to 18th St. 7th Ave, 1, 2, 3, 9, and F to 14th St. 7th Ave, L to 14th St. 6th Ave, N, R, Q, W, 4, 5, and 6 to 14th St. Union Square. Bus: B20 to corner of 7th Ave. and 17th St.
www.rmanyc.org

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. at 38th St., 212-879-9779. $3 suggested admission. Tu-Su 11-5. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5. Subway 6 to 33rd St., 4, 5, 6, 7, S, to Grand Central Station.
www.scandinaviahouse.org

Sculpturecenter, New York's only nonprofit institution to champion contemporary sculpture in all its forms.44-19 pURVES sTREET BETWEEN 43rd and 44th avenues, Long Island city, Queens, 718 361 1750. Th-M noon-6pm. Admission is free. Subway: E, V to 23rd St/Ely Ave. 7 to Court House Square. For free weekend shuttle-bus service from Manhattan, call Queens Artlink at 212 708 9750.
www.sculpture-center.org. 

The Skyscraper Museum, In late 2002, the museum will open a permanent home in a building on the the southern tip of Battery Park City. The facility will occupy ground-floor space in a mixed-used project that includes Ritz Carlton Hotel and a 38-story condominium tower. The Skyscraper Museum will begin to collect and preserve important artifacts of high-rise history, organize an active educational program, and to celebrate New York's rich architectural heritage. Check out their web site for the lastest information.
www.skyscraper.org

Smithsonian Archives of American Art: New York Research Center, 1285 Avenue of the Americas at 51st St. 212-399-5015. M-Fr 9:30-5.

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-448-2500. grounds are Free; $2 for gallery. W-Su 12-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry, then bus S40 to Snug Harbor.

Socrates Sculpture Park, Broadway at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens. 718-956-1819. Free. Daily 10-sunset. Subway N, W to Broadway, walk 8 blocks west on Broadway to the intersection of Vernon Blvd. 4.5-acre park with large-scale outdoor sculpture.

Sony Style, 550 Madison Ave. near 55th St. 212-833-8830. Free. Mo-Sa 10-7; Su 12-6. Subway: 6 to 51st St.

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. 212-748-8600. $5 (under 12, Free). Daily 10-6. Bus: M15 down 2nd Ave. to Fulton St. Subway: A, E, 2, 4, 5 to Fulton St/Broadway-Nassau. Restored section of New York's early 19th-century waterfront and early ships, with buildings containing museum exhibits interspersed with many restaurants and shops.
www.southstseaport.org

The Spanish Institute, 684 Park Ave., 212-628-0420. Free. Mo-Fr 10-6.

The Sports Museum of America (SmA), 26 Broadway, New York, NY 10004. Tickets between $20 and $27 (free for children under 4). Mo-Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Sa-Sun 9 am - 9 pm. SmA is most easily and quickly accessed from Midtown Manhattan by subway, as several lines have stops within footsteps of the entrance. The closest are the 4 and 5 to Bowling Green and the 1, R and W to Rector Street. Also nearby are the 2 and 3 to Wall Street, the J, M and Z to Broad Street, and the PATH to World Trade Center. Opening May 7, 2008, it is an intimate, multi-sensory environment where visitors can relive their favorite goose-bump moments in sports history - thrilling athletic feats, record-setting triumphs, and heartwarming and heartbreaking stories that transcend sports.
http://www.sportsmuseum.com/sportsmuseum

Staten Island Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-273-8200. Free. Grounds, daily dawn-dusk. Subway 1, 90, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferrry, then Staten Island Ferry, then Bus S40 to Snug Harbor. 83 acres of parkland, wetlands, woodland, formal gardens, conservatory, and bird and butterfly viewing areas.

Staten Island Children's Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terr., Staten Island. 718-273-2060. $4 (under 2 Free). Sep-Jun: Tu-Su 12-5. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry to Staten Island Ferry to bus S40 to Snug Harbor.

Staten Island Ferry Collection, Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, Waiting Room, St. George Ferry Terminal. 718-727-1135. $1 suggested donation (children $0.25). Mo-Sa 9-5; Su 1-5.. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George.

Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, 75 Stuyvesant Pl., St. George, Staten Island. 718-727-1135. $2.50 (seniors, students $1.50). M-Sa 9-5, Su 1-5. Subway: 1, 9, 4, 5, N, R to South Ferry, then Staten Island Ferry. Museum is 2 blocks from ferry terminal.

Staten Island Zoo, Clarence T. Barrett Park, 614 Broadway at Colonial Ct., Staten Island. 718-442-3100. $3 (ages 3-11, $2; under 3, members, mentally or physically impaired, W 2-4:45, free). Daily 10-4:45. Notable snake collection. Children's zoo. Subway: 1/9 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; N, R to Whitehall St.; Staten Island Ferry to St. George, then bus 48 to Broadway, walk east 3 blocks.

The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 W. 125th St. 212-864-4500. $5 (seniors, students $3; under 12 $1). W-Th 12-6, Fri 12-8, Sa-Su 10-6. Bus: M2, M7, M10, M100, M101, M102, BX15. Subway: A, B, C, D, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 to 125th St.
www.studiomuseuminharlem.org

Swiss Institute 495 Broadway, near Canal St. 212-925-2035. Free. Tu-Sa 11-6. Cultuural exchange foundation offering six exhibitions each year, emphasizing dialog between Swiss nationals and Americans, as well as lectures, film.

Taipei Gallery/Chinese Information and Cultural Center1221 Avenue of the Americas, Concourse Level, 212-373-1854. Free. Mo-Fr 10:30-5:30. Bus: M5, M6, M50, M27. Subway: B, D, F, Q to 47th-50th St.-Rockefeller Center, N, R to 49th St., 1, 9 to 50th St. Screenings, and 9 concerts a season.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, National Historic Site, 28 E. 20th St. 212-60-1616. $2 (under 17, free). W-Su 9-5 (last tour starts at 4). Bus: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M7. Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to Union Square. Reconstructed childhood home of the president, a row house originally built in 1848, furnished with many family possessions, with an adjacent exhibition building for Roosevelt memorabilia.

Trinity Museum, Broadway at Wall Street. 212-602-0872. Free. Museum hours: Mo-Fr 9-11:45 and 1-3:45; Sa 10-3:45; Su 1-3:45. Tours of church: daily 2 and on Su 11:15. Founded in 1982 features a permanent collection of historical documents and artifacts, and special exhibits of topical interest.
www.trinitywallstreet.org/index.html

UBS Paine Webber Art Gallery, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, between 51st and 52nd St. 212-713-2885. Free. Mo-Fr 8-6. Bus: M5 to 50th St. Subway 1, 9, C, E, K to 50th St.

Urban Glass, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. 718 625 3685. Free. Daily 12-5. Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins Street, M, N, Q, R to Dekalb Avenue. www.urbanglass.org

The Ukranian Museum, 203 Second Ave. 212-228-0110. $3. W-Su 1-5. Bus: M14, M15. Subway: 4, 5, 6, N, R to 14th St.; L to Third Ave. Exhibit of costumes, headdresses, and other folk crafts.

Van Alen Institute, 30 W. 22nd St. 212-924-7000. Free. Mo-Fr 12-6. Exhibitions and programs on the architecture and design of the public realm.
www.vanalen.org

Visual Arts Museum, 209 E. 23rd St. 212-592-2144. Free. Mo-W, Fr 9-6:30, Th 9-8; Sa 10-5. Bus: M23, M101, M102. Subway: 6 to 23rd St.

Wave Hill Center for Environmental Studies, W. 249th St. & Independence Ave., Riverdale, Bronx. 718-549-3200. $4 (Seniors, students under 18 $2; under 6, Tu & Sa 9-12, Nov 15-Mar 14 Free). Daily 9-4:30. Metro North/ Liberty Line; Subway 1, 9 to Bus BX7, 10. Country estate inhabited by many celebrities over the years including Mark Twain, William Makepace Thackeray, Theodore Roosevelt, T.H. Huxley, and Arturo Toscanini; now a conservation center with sculpture exhibits on the grounds and regular exhibits and programs indoors. 28-acre public garden and cultural institution overlooking the Hudson River.
www.wavehill.org

Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave. at 78th St. 877-WHITNEY. $10 (seniors, students $8; under 12 free; Fr 6-9 pay as you wish). Tu-Su 11-6, Fr 11-9. Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M30, M79 to 75th St. Subway: 6 to 77th St. Devoted to painting and sculpture by Americans.
www.whitney.org

Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, 120 Park Ave. at 42nd St. 917-663-2453. Free. Mo-Fr 11-6, Th 11-7:30. Bus 42nd St. crosstown. Satellite gallery of the museum.
www.whitney.org

Pieter Claeson Wykoff House, 5816 Clarendon Rd., Brooklyn. 718-629-5400. $2 (seniors and children $1). Open by appointment only. Subway: 2 to Sutter Ave./Rutland Rd., then bus B78 to Clarendon Rd. Oldest surviving Dutch farmhouse in New York City, built ca. 1641.

Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th St. S. (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), 212-294-8330, $6 (seniors, children, students $4; ages 5 and under Free). Tu, W, Su 11-5; Th 11-8. Bus M101. Subway: L, N, R, 4, 5, 6 to Union Square, F, 1, 2, 3, 9 to 14th St. www.yu.edu/museum

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